No signs at church polls

Voters can expect to see campaign signs in yards around town as they head to the polls on Aug. 2, but not at precinct places that are also churches. Independence Township sign rules point out no-signs policies at Precinct 1 at St. Trinity Lutheran, 7925 Sashabaw Road; Precinct 2, First Congregational Church 5449 Clarkston Road; […]

More work for Depot Park path

More work for Depot Park path

Part of the path from M-15 to the south Depot Park bridge is looking to be repaved, after a review by city engineers. “The path by M-15 is slightly out of specifications for ADA,” said Gary Tressel, consulting engineer with Hubbell, Roth and Clark (HRC), at the July 25 City Council meeting. “We’re comfortable in […]

Springfield Township Board candidates

Running for Supervisor Two candidates are running for Springfield Township supervisor. Challenger David F. Smith is running to be the “New Generation of Leadership.” “I am continuing my families tradition of serving the people of Springfield Township since 1837. I will be the fifth-generation to serve the people,” he said. His major issues are protecting […]

In Springfield Township . . . Asking for fire fund increase

BY JESSE LEMOND Clarkston News Student Writer Springfield Township voters will be asked to double the taxes they pay for fire protection services in the Aug. 2 election. Up for a vote is renewal of the township’s one mill fire millage, as well as a one mill increase. One mill equals $1 for every $1,000 […]

News in Brief

Labor Day parade The Clarkston Rotary Club, sponsor of the Clarkston Labor Day Parade for the past 74 years, is seeking floats, classic cars, community service organizations, musical groups, local businesses, political candidates, families, equestrian riders, and other participants. Political candidates will be asked to make a $50 charitable donation to the Clarkston Rotary Club. […]

Info needed before paid-parking meeting

Clarkston City Council put on hold a proposed joint meeting with the Planning Commission and Parking Committee about charging to park in city-owned lots. “My personal opinion is it’s premature to do that until we get the results of the parking study,” said Council member Michael Sabol at the July 25 meeting. City Manager Carol […]

Fair Fun

Fair Fun

Twins Lexi and Ellie Vanderver try their hands at fishing. The Oakland County Fair was at Springfield Oaks Park in Springfield Township where there were rides, games and food for all patrons of all ages to enjoy. Oakland County celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Oakland County Parks and the 35 year fight of Kids […]

$5.4 million for junior high in bond

Voters head to the polls on Aug. 2 to decide on a $75 million school bond proposal. The Clarkston News is touring the school district to see where and why it is needed. Wrapping up a series, we check out Clarkston Junior High. BY TREVOR KEISER Clarkston News Staff Writer If the $75 million bond […]

Gathering for a friend

Gathering for a friend

BY WENDI REARDON Clarkston News Staff Writer The Clarkston community lost a friend when Joey Nederlander passed away unexpectedly at the age of 25, July 12. “He was someone you could tell all your secrets to and he would hold your confidence,” said his mom, Sue. “He would be there for you on your darkest […]

Township budget builds on surplus

Independence Township looks to be in good shape for 2017, according to a recent budget review. “It looks like our revenue for 2017 is projected to be right around $6 million, our operating expenses are going to be $5.9 million, which would leave us with about $100,000 surplus,” Supervisor Pat Kittle said at the July […]

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